RPC IX, 2272


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 2272
Province Egypt
Region Egypt
City Alexandria
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Trajan Decius (Augustus)
Issue L Β = year 2
Dating AD 250/1
Obverse inscription Α Κ Γ Μ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΔΕΚΙΟϹ [?]
Nominative Imperator Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius
Obverse design laureate and cuirassed bust of Decius, right, seen from front
Reverse inscription L Β
Reverse design bust of Hermanubis right, wearing kalathos with taenia and lotus petals in front; at right, winged caduceus and palm
Metal debased silver
Average diameter 21 mm
Reference D 5081
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note The bust is uncertain on https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coin/15588, but the bust is normally laureate and cuirassed (without drapery) during the year L Β

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ D 5081 = DS pl. 266